Christmas in My Heart (Connie Francis album)

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Christmas in My Heart
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released November 1959
Recorded August 23, 26, and 27, 1959
Genre Christmas music
Length 42:05
Label MGM Records
E-3792 (mono)/SE-3792 (stereo)
Producer Arnold Maxin
Connie Francis chronology
Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites (1959) Christmas in My Heart (1959) Connie's Greatest Hits (1959)

Christmas in My Heart is a studio album of Christmas music recorded by U. S. Entertainer Connie Francis. The album features popular songs of the season on the A-side and the sacred music of Christmas on the B-side.[1]

Christmas In My Heart was recorded between in August 1959 at EMI's famous Abbey Road Studios in London[2] under the musical direction of Geoff Love[3] and was released in November 1959.[4]

The album was repackaged with a new cover design and re-released in October 1962. Another repackaging and re-release followed in November 1966; this time the album was also retitled Connie's Christmas and received a new catalogue number: E-4399 for mono pressings and SE-4399 for stereo pressings.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "White Christmas" Irving Berlin 3.24
2. "Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2.41
3. "The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 3.23
4. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3.35
5. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" traditional 5.18
6. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 4.30

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)" John Francis Wade 3.06
2. "The Lord's Prayer" Albert Hay Malotte 2.56
3. "Silent Night! Holy Night!" Franz Gruber; Joseph Mohr 3.52
4. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Phillips Brooks; Lewis Redner 2.57
5. "The First Noël" traditional 3.10
6. "Ave Maria" traditional, Charles Gounod, Johann Sebastian Bach 2.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes by Connie Francis on the cover of the original vinyl album
  2. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975,
  3. ^ William Ruhlmann: Connie Francis 1955 – 1959, supplement to 5 CD Boxed Set White Sox, Pink Lipstick… and Stupid Cupid, Bear Family Records BCD 16 616 EI, Hambergen (Germany) 1993
  4. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2
  5. ^ as above